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337 Published Reviews

Deathloop

PC
10.0
Ian BoudreauSep 13, 2021
In the ultimate escapist fantasy world, is there room for growth and change? Can anything you do ever have any real meaning if every tomorrow is going to be exactly the same as today? It’s a testament to how successful Deathloop is that it can confidently answer ‘yes’ to these questions. Should we be fortunate enough to reach a point at which 2021 is a distant memory, Deathloop will be the game we’re still talking about.

Life is Strange: True Colors

PC
8.00
Dave IrwinSep 08, 2021
Soon after finishing the story, I dive back in, looking for objects with traces of past emotion to learn more about the townsfolk. I also spend hours playing the two arcade cabinets to get the highest score. I’m happy with how my first playthrough ends – not that I’m ruling out a second, as I’d like to try a few different choices – but even though there’s nothing left to do I find myself coming back, just for a quiet place to sit and look at the jaw-dropping scenery.

Tales of Arise

PC
9.00
Jason ColesSep 08, 2021
Personally, I’m absolutely smitten with Tales of Arise, and what Bandai Namco has achieved with it skyrockets it into GOTY territory for me. It’s yet another game to demonstrate the studio’s awesome prowess in anime aesthetics and storytelling, while also just feeling damn good to play – a balance that’s rarely been struck this well in the past. Go and play Tales of Arise. You’ll thank me later.

A Total War Saga: TROY - Mythos

PC
9.00
Sean MartinSep 01, 2021
The overarching narrative of the Trojan War is intact, but now you can make Odysseus fight alongside a cyclops, give Hector an army of shielded giants to defend Troy, or ally Achilles with Cerberus as he shepherds souls into the afterlife. It’s the perfect marriage of the Iliad’s fanciful storytelling and the mythological richness of its setting. Now all we need is flesh-eating horses.

King's Bounty II

PC
6.00
Jarrett GreenAug 24, 2021
1C Entertainment's attempt to reinvigorate the long-dormant series proves two things: its turn-based tactical combat is timeless, and making a compelling open-world experience is harder than it looks.

Psychonauts 2

PC
9.00
Dustin BaileyAug 23, 2021
A rare sequel that improves on the original in every meaningful way. It's packed to the brim with beautiful worlds and surprising interactions, and its colourful cast is equal parts funny, believable, and sympathetic. Double Fine is rarely wide of the mark, but this time it hit the bullseye.

NARAKA: BLADEPOINT

PC
6.00
Jordan ForwardAug 18, 2021
For an original take on battle royale and a truly special martial arts combat system, Naraka is worth checking out. But between stability issues, off-putting monetisation practices, and an unpalatable learning curve, there's plenty that gets in the way of the fun.

HUMANKIND

PC
8.00
Richard Scott-JonesAug 16, 2021
The most direct challenger to Civilization yet is full of brilliant ideas which could yet change the genre, although bugs and underdeveloped features occasionally get in the way of the fun.

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - The Siege of Paris

PC
8.00
Ian BoudreauAug 11, 2021
The return of classic Assassin's Creed infiltration missions makes this DLC a worthwhile trip for long-time fans and recent devotees alike, although not all of its new ideas work quite so well.

The Ascent

PC
7.00
Jordan ForwardAug 02, 2021
A twin-stick shooter that looks and feels great all the way through, but doesn't do enough new to keep your attention as you invest more time in its RPG systems and world.

Hell Let Loose

PC
9.00
Ian BoudreauJul 23, 2021
While it won't appeal to every shooter fan out there, Hell Let Loose's complex interplay of FPS action and real-time tactical planning rewards communication, coordination, and genuine leadership in a way few other games even attempt.

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector

PC
7.00
Joe RobinsonJul 21, 2021
Much like how 8th edition laid the foundations for some of the exciting changes now coming through in 9th edition, Battlesector’s robust turn-based framework is screaming for new factions, campaigns, and mechanics. If Black Labs can also improve its skills in land-based scenario design, these muted origins will be outshone by what could come next.

Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Silence & The Fury

PC
7.00
Sean MartinJul 13, 2021
The Silence and the Fury has some exciting new units and cohesive mechanics, but overly powerful factions prevent its campaigns from offering a fresh challenge.

F1 2021

PC
8.00
Phil IwaniukJul 12, 2021
Much like the sport itself, the driving is as impressive as ever. But the worries about management’s business practices endure, too. Fundamentally, F1 2021 is worth it for the handling model.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

PC
8.00
Jordan ForwardJul 07, 2021
While the repetitiveness of its turn-based battle system can become frustrating, Monster Hunter Stories 2 is more than a novel twist on the main series' core components.

Dark Deity

PC
9.00
Jack TrumbullJul 06, 2021
An outstanding homage to Fire Emblem which, in its rich cast of characters and thoughtful tweaks to combat, occasionally surpasses its classic inspiration.

Old World

PC
8.00
Whitney MeersJul 01, 2021
Old World adds dimension and complexity to the 4X style, but its slow pace and intricate resource management hinder it from reaching its full potential.

SCARLET NEXUS

PC
6.00
Chris J CapelJun 24, 2021
If anime is really your thing and you focus on battling weird monsters, then you might love Scarlet Nexus. In the thick of battle, when you’re piling on the psychic powers and dodging attacks from sentient ceramics, Scarlet Nexus can be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, pretty much everything else works against that.

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

PC
5.00
Ian BoudreauJun 21, 2021
Even if you’re coming to Dark Alliance out of pure Drizzt fandom, there’s so little narrative here that the journey will almost certainly be disappointing. With better co-op options like World War Z, Outriders, Vermintide 2, and Destiny 2 readily available, Dark Alliance needs a lot of TLC before it’s ready to ask you and your friends for your time.

Chivalry 2

PC
8.00
Jordan ForwardJun 11, 2021
A first-person slasher for Monty Python fans rather than reenactors, Chivalry 2's unswerving dedication to fun and goofiness makes it a rare treat in modern multiplayer gaming.

Necromunda: Hired Gun

PC
6.00
Sean MartinMay 31, 2021
A fairly fun bullet-hell shooter frustrated by under-realised features and missed narrative opportunities. Ultimately, Hired Gun falls into a pitfall all too common to Warhammer adaptations: that of only ever feeling skin deep.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground

PC
7.00
Timothy LinwardMay 27, 2021
With flavourful combat mechanics for each faction and a cast of bombastic characters, Storm Ground is a worthy introduction to the Age of Sigmar setting that's marred by some rough edges.

Solasta: Crown of the Magister

PC
7.00
Jarrett GreenMay 26, 2021
It isn’t the final, polished product I hoped for, but Solasta: Crown of the Magister is a distinctive entry in the tactical RPG space. Though most of the the story and dialogue covers well-trodden territory, the combat is challenging and rewarding – even when it feels like the dice have a vendetta against you.

BIOMUTANT

PC
5.00
Jordan ForwardMay 24, 2021
If there's something to love in Biomutant, it's the vibrancy of its environments and its brilliantly dynamic combat. Unfortunately, you have to wade through so much repetitive, tedious open-world slurry that it becomes hard to enjoy.

Days Gone

PC
8.00
Ian BoudreauMay 18, 2021
Days Gone makes you wait a long time for its strongest material, but the spectacular horde battles and charming characters make the journey worthwhile.